Baseball is getting ready for another big season this spring.

After finishing in the Final Four in 2015, the Tigers are excited to get back to the field.

Last season, the baseball team went 40-14, breaking a school record by making it to the final four.

The Tigers defeated the odds winning three straight elimination games.

They suffered a tough lost to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 10-7, but have been more motivated than ever to return this spring.

“I’m just excited about getting the season started,” said senior catcher Drew Butler. “Nothing beats getting out on the field for a game with your team and battling every day.”

On the other hand, senior shortstop Connor Moore has other excitement on his mind.

“Hitting a bomb and posting it on insta @connorwmoore_” Moore said.

Because of their great success, the Tigers did not walk home empty handed.

Three of the Trinity baseball players were selected for all-tournament teams; those being, graduated pitcher Matt Tindall, and Butler and Moore.

Tindall was honored with being Trinity’s first-ever pitcher to win at the Division III World Series defeating Salisbury by only allowing one run on five hits and 10 strikeouts.

Tindall finished the season with a winning record of 6-1 and a 2.51 ERA.

Butler had success at the plate hitting .500 in five games driving in eight runs as well as scoring six times.

After finishing his career at Trinity, Tindall signed with the Los Angeles Angels.

Butler finished the season leading the team with a .398 batting average and 55 RBI’s.

Moore led the team during the tournament with a .520 batting average, while also contributing eight runs.

Moore finished the season leading the team in stolen bases going 17-23, second in runs scored with 48, and third with a batting average of .358.

Coach Tim Scannell was elected 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association/Diamond NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year.

Over the years, coach Scannell has led the Tigers to 9 SCAC victories and 10 trips to the NCAA tournament.

His overall record has increased to 558-222 for his time here at Trinity with a winning percentage of .715 placing him in the top 10 within the Division III coaches.

Scannell will enter his 18th season with the Tigers this Spring.

With all of the teams success gives them great motivation moving forward.

“The keys to success will be younger pitchers filing in key roles that were left by graduated seniors” Gray said.

Having the guys agree on what needs to be done and executing their strategies shows their dedication and drive to come back strong.

“After falling one game short of the National Championship series last year, we feel like we have some unfinished business to take care of,” Butler said, “Getting back to the World Series and winning it all is a goal that I think every guy on this team shares and knows is possible.”

The Tigers are returning their whole offensive starting lineup, as well as bringing in fifteen freshmen to help contribute to the team.

Gray said, “freshman will mainly make an impact on the mound and I’m excited to see what they can do.”

As part of getting ready for the season, the players must pick their walk up songs.

Walk up songs are always something that makes baseball unique and shows the fans a part of their personality.

Some of the walk up songs are below:

Drew Butler: Roses by the Chainsmokers, 2 Phones by Kevin Gates, and Trumpets by Jason Derulo

Ryan Gray: Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria

“I’m a crowd pleaser so I stick with the classic throwbacks like Suga Suga by Baby Bash” Moore said.

With their walkup songs picked, the Tigers are reading to open up the season.

Trinity Baseball starts with a 3-game weekend including Birmingham Southern, LeTourneau, and Texas-Tyler in Tyler, Texas starting on February 12th at 3p.m.

Their first home games will be February 19th against UT Dallas.

With a great group of seniors to lead the way, the Tigers will aim for another successful season.

Scannell will enter his 18th season with the Tigers this spring.

The team’s success gives them great motivation moving forward.

“The keys to success will be younger pitchers filing in key roles that were left by graduated seniors,”  said Ryan Gray, senior pitcher.

Having the guys agree on what needs to be done and executing their strategies shows their dedication and drive to come back strong.

“After falling one game short of the National Championship series last year, we feel like we have some unfinished business to take care of,” Butler said. “Getting back to the World Series and winning it all is a goal that I think every guy on this team shares and knows is possible.”

The Tigers are returning their whole offensive starting lineup, as well as bringing in fifteen freshmen to help contribute to the team.

“Freshman will mainly make an impact on the mound and I’m excited to see what they can do,” Gray said.

As part of getting ready for the season, the players must pick their walk up songs.

Walk up songs are always something that makes baseball unique and shows the fans a part of their personality.

Some of the walk up songs are below:

Drew Butler: “Roses by the Chainsmokers,” “2 Phones by Kevin Gates” and “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo.

Ryan Gray: “Welcome Home” by Coheed and Cambria.

“I’m a crowd pleaser so I stick with the classic throwbacks like Suga Suga by Baby Bash,” Moore said.

With their walkup songs picked, the Tigers are reading to open up the season.

Trinity Baseball starts with a 3-game weekend including Birmingham Southern, LeTourneau and Texas-Tyler in Tyler, Texas starting on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.

With a large group of seniors to lead the way, the Tigers will aim for another successful season.